GLEN COULTIS BOWERMAN
May 28, 1932 – October 29, 2021
The family of Glen Bowerman are sad to announce his passing at the Manitoulin Health Centre on Friday, October 29, 2021 at the age of 89. Glen was born and raised in Tehkummah, to Herman and Millie Bowerman on May 28, 1932. He was the loving brother of Audrey Coultis, Phyllis MacDonald, Phylma McDermid (all predeceased) and is survived by Mamie Ann Bowerman. Glen had different jobs in Tehkummah before taking a job at the silica quarry in Sheguiandah. While in Sheguiandah he attended the arena and tripped his future bride while skating; needless to say Kathleen (Bayer) fell for Glen and they married in June 1959. They had four children, Debra (Jody McKie), Delbert (Christine), Dan (Janice) and Darren (Tara). He was a very proud grandpa of Ryan, Ben, Danielle, Joshua, Rebecca, Brooke, Morgan and Mark, and great-grandpa to Danique, Emilia, Jack, Jack, Anna, Matthew and Kate. Glen went on to work as an equipment operator for Glen Leeson Haulage in Little Current, then worked for the Town of Little Current (now NEMI) until retirement. He was one of many volunteers who formed the Howland Fire Department and served as Deputy Fire Chief under Don Garbutt, before becoming Fire Chief (a position he held for many years). In his younger days he loved going to dances around the Island, playing guitar at the Sheguiandah hall and playing and singing with friends. He enjoyed getting together with friends and family to go on snowmobiles trips in the winter, ice fishing, and ploughing gardens with his tractor in the summer. He was the go-to guy for small engine repairs in the area and loved tinkering with things right up to the end. He will be missed by family, friends, nephews, nieces, brother-in-law Roy Bayer (Doris) and his four legged chum Martini from around the corner. Visitation is Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm at the Island Funeral Home, Little Current. Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 1 pm, followed by interment at Elmview Cemetery in Sheguiandah. A get-together is being held at the Sheguiandah Seniors’ Hall at 3 pm. Donations in memory of Glen can be made to the Manitoulin Health Centre Auxilary, 11 Meredith Street West, Little Current, Ontario P0P 1K0 or Alzheimers Society, 960B Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury, Ontario P3A 2T4 or call 705-560-0603 or 1-800-407-6369 to donate by credit card. In memory of Kathleen donations can be mailed to the Parkinson Society Central & Northern Ontario Community Fundraising Campain, 4211 Yonge Street, Suite 321, Toronto, ON M2P 2A9. Those attending Glen’s visitation and funeral must show proof of double vaccination and I.D. to be permitted into the funeral home. Masks must be worn at all times.
GLEN COULTIS BOWERMAN